Housewives and Heroin
Stay at home mothers today have a lot demanded of them. They juggle many roles as they balance their family life, organize multiple schedules, keep a clean house, cook homemade meals, raise the children and help them with their homework. The pressure on some mothers today to do it all and have it all makes some of them buckle. Coincidentally, the front of the heroin epidemic is moving into rural neighborhoods and suburbs across the country. As many housewives lose access to prescription painkillers from a legitimate injury or accident, some resort to getting the prescriptions fraudulently while others turn to heroin as a means of getting high and numbing pain.
To some overburdened housewives, heroin may seem like a temporary solution or a momentary escape from the daily grind. The encumbrances and annoyances of the day might seem more tolerable with heroin or painkillers, so a mother finds the day easier to endure under the influence of this drug.
Because of the highly addictive nature of heroin, cravings for it far exceed the original intention of numbing pain, driving her to seek out new ways to obtain the drug as the cycle of addiction begins to take hold. Her husband and children may notice something is off while the family unit slowly unravels at the seams.
What once may have been an attempt to keep everything securely knit together will be the very force that wreaks destruction. The demand to be ‘supermom’ with the white picket fence becomes ruthlessly and cruelly out of reach. Yet some housewives are driven to take whatever measures necessary to achieve them. They will find heroin is a vicious beast that will hold them captive and unable to attain the perfect family.
If you or a loved one has turned to heroin to manage pain, whether it is emotional or physical, know there is hope for recovery for you. You can learn ways to cope with stressors of life without destroying yourself or your family. If you are a struggling housewife or a husband with a heroin addiction, take the step towards healing by reaching out today.